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Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
bogle is, google him. buy his books. great wisdom on investing. >>> the bias seems to be to the upside as we head towards the close. the dow up 23 points right now. >> and after the break we'll be talking burgers. be if you could only eat one burger, one for the rest of your life would it be mcdonald's or burger king or wendy's? forget that. what if you could only own one of those two stocks. which would it be? the battle of the burger companies up next. >>> be sure to check out cnbc's list of 2012 predictions that didn't come true. number seven on that was a double dip recession here in the united states. although widely anticipated by many economists, it didn't happen. at least not this year. what about next year? stay tuned. help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... w
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
portfolio is up 160% in ten years. he'll bring some his top picks. >>> if had to buy one -- apple, google or microsoft, which would it be? we put it to the test. >>> hello. our early jobs inspired pop in the markets has just been buried under that weak consumer confidence. of course the lack of fiscal deal. we want some progress on that front. the dow is nonetheless on pace for its third straight weekly ga gain, the first time in four months. >>> straight down to the floor of the stock exchange. bob, tally the week up for us. >> we're up fractionally on the dow. dow had a pretty good week overall. higher priced names like ibm did well but the s&p is basically flat. we're in a holding pattern. this is the market when you get big moves on either side, big gainers here -- financials on the up side and industrials. materials had a rather ugly week. tech large by because of apple but some sectors did pretty well. two breakouts this week that really turned around here. financials. the citigroup announcement sparked some interest here. most of the big financial names for the day. you'll see fina
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
it, blah blah blah, that google could make a bid for the company. now remember, google is said to have interest in groupon before it went public. the $6 billion number was tossed around. could you imagine? you look at what they've got now. google thing still going around the market. we read and respected in the tech world, give me a break. it'll never happen. but the stock did move friday on the news. a big move. now what is this stock up to. >> we don't talk about them much. the 12 month clinical trial of an experimental leukemia drug. >> nexen, again, a company we don't talk much about, but what is up to? >> we don't talk about it much because it is canadian. don't know if you hate it canada like you do american. but a big energy company. here is the deal. people got outraged, just like we are facing here. oh, can't let chinese buy our energy property, terrorism, blah blah blah. guess what? they are allowing the deal to go through. other companies are falling because they may impart new rules. saying we don't know if theant prices can by our energy companies. does that sound
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
. well also take a look at another side of google that you very rarely hear about. the internet giant stashing billions in tax shelters to avoid paying taxes. is that fair play or outrageous corporate behavior? especially in this climate. well talk about that. but first, markets are generally higher. dow jones industrial average up 29 points on the day. nasdaq is up 7. and s&p 500 up about 1 1/2. >> they've been that way about the last ten days or two weeks or so. 21 days until america goes over the cliff or not. president obama meeting with the house speaker boehner in a closed door session over the weekend. yesterday in fact. trying to hammer out a deal. we hope you watch the redskins win over the ravens there in the last minute. president set to speak later at an auto plant in michigan about his planes it raise taxes on the rich. our chief political correspondent live at the white house with the latest. hi, john. >> hi, tyler. it is glammy and overcast in washington today but everybody is looking for bright signs about the fiscal cliff. we have a bright side yesterday when john boe
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
it comes to overseeing social media. >>> google plans to start charging small businesses for its free services like e-mail and google docs. will consumers be next it with those fees? >>> from "50 shades of grey" to 5,000 shades of green, publisher random house giving employees a lot to cheer about this holiday season. we'll explain when "power lunch" continues in just a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] 'tis the season to discover the kid in all of us. enjoy free shipping and great values on your holiday shopping from l.l. bean. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. gei
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Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
towards a qualcomm. that points you toward nxpi. >> you could throw up google. that stock went back over 700 today. technology is one -- >> google is not tied directly to the sales of those smartphones. >> i understand that. i'm talking about just technology -- >> barclays came out and said technology is one of the two favorite sectors for next year. >> one data point i want to get out here. we're bringing up apple in china. right now they're saying iphone 5 sales are running 50% ahead of what iphone 4 sales were in 2010. that's fairly significant if it turns out to be true. the source for that is macbook translating data from chinese. that's making the rounds. i think people are looking at this aspect of wait a minute. this is a whole growth market that maybe is not in all the -- people are bullish on the china story. but maybe not enough. i think that's giving it to credence here. >> stocks off session highs after those comments from speaker boehner. really, we're hanging in there truth be told. dow up 106 points. when "halftime" returns we zero in on the health of financial stocks fro
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
by quietly collecting information about them and selling it. speaking of google's android, goodle has opened a campus in tel aviv, where it plans to help promising startups in the promised land and maybe they can explain why g-mail went down today. folks took to twitter with advice, like, g-mail is down. go and have lunch with somebody you care about. melissa? >> g-mail and drive was done, apparently. what's the trade on google, pete? >> i like google, but i still think when you look at yahoo!, one of this things we talked about recently is, how yahoo! is actually starting to steal back some of that search. who are they stealing it from? they are taking some of it from google. i like this yahoo! story right now. i think you have more upside. >> amen. >> all right. >> we talk about it for awhile now. >> we have. we have. >> jane? >> all right, finally, this john mcafee story is right out of hollywood. we need to start casting the movie. one likely candidate is vladic sheybal who played dr. boogalow. but i found the late, great roy shader, seen as bob fossey in "all that jazz." unfortunately,
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
. >> but what he specifically didn't say is he did not say anything about the rumors that google could acquire the company. >> groogle. >> i'm channeling brian. in the market since last friday. google made a bid, $6 billion. this is a business that hasn't evolved the way anyone would expect. would they buy it? who knows. >> can you believe they knocked back google's offer in 2010 and instead decided to go public. >> i forgot you were there. >> by the way, i was just off camera seeing how the sausage is made because this the ultimate sausage manufacturing facility. i heard that. i never said groogle, dieseline but never that. >> i thought who it was an efficient use of google and groupon. >> may be that if rumors are right. if rumors are right, it may be that. we may have that before long. >> by the way, herb, can you stick around for this one as well because i believe you've got a little bet hanging in the balance, brian. jcpenney, your prediction. >> stocks up a bit. before the prediction, i want to say, enof the year isn't here. stock has to go up 15 points. if it does, still beat brian on t
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
in which the sound does not go up for commercials and i'll be the first is a-to-say google will copy apple if they are successful, samit bhatt. now we have scott wapner and "fast money." >>> welcome to "the halftime show." four hours to go until the close. green arrows across the board. 13,041 the dow jones industrial average, all of the major averages in the green. here's what we're following on "halftime" target practice with its prediction for 2012 now within reach, jpmorgan's tom lee on the market's next move. net gain, netflix shares up again as the company rides the halo of its disney deal. where is the next stop? one stock, two opinions in a halftime debate. first our top story the sudden sell-off in shares of apple, after posting its worst trading day in four years, the stock is rebounding but has still lost more than $35 billion in market cap over the past few days. jon fortt is in silicon valley with the latest, the worst performance of three days since 2008. what is the buzz in the valley? >> we've heard multiple theories why the stock has been falling, people selling ahead of t
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm EST
in the stock and missteps like google maps, should cook start asking is what would steve jobs have done? max wolf of green crest capital says tim cook could help himself by channelling more jobs. nicolas carlson makes the cay that in some ways tim cook is even better than steve jobs. i think we have a disagreement going here. max, you first. why can't we just allow apple to change and become tim cook's company? >> i think it has become tim's. that transition occurred prior to the passing away of steve jobs. i think it's healthy. i think he should stand on the shoulders. everybody in the tech world has something to learn from jobs. i think standing on the shoulders of steve jobs is great idea. i think wearing a dead man's pants to work is creepy and a terrible idea. he has to be different. he can't try to clone apple. after all, what makes apple different from all the people who want to be apple is it does its own thing. mr. cook has to follow in that great tradition. >> mnicolas, how does he do tha? what kind of business experience does tim cook bring that perhaps steve jobs didn't? >> first
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
and desktops in 2013. apple saying they're going to do that in 2013. google has been doing this with a tv streaming box that they brought out earlier this year. that isn't working out so well for them but google is also trying to do this. this isn't just a apple thing. a number of companies trying to do some manufacturing here. apple last quarter made about 50 million things. they are a huge manufacturer. just under 1 million of those were desktop macs. so we're talking about a small sliver of what apple actually makes. >> jon, i wonder, how you would characterize the change in culture from steve jobs to tim cook. i might characterize it this way. mr. cook feels like velvet glove, iron fist. mr. jobs was iron glove, iron fist. >> well, i'm not sure which glove hits harder. you take a look at some of the executive shuffling that we've seen under the tim cook regime. that's significant. we didn't see steve jobs do things quite in that way so he's not afraid to make changes. he's also done stuff with a dividend that we've seen. he's done things with apple, also being more open with wall stre
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Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
on valuation. so this is apple's trailing and forwce to earnings ratios against google, against microsoft, against amazon which is just out of left field. 12 times trailing. google is trading at about a 50% premium to apple. is the stock undervalued? >> yes. i think it should be owned, not bought or sold but owned. because bought it basically feels like, wait a second, you should sell it. i don't want to trade it. there are a lot of different reasons why this is. when you listen to jackie's excellent report, remember they have $100 billion in cash. might have lost $38 billion in a couple days but their cash position is almost bigger than the other s&ps. apple's inexpensive but google is expensive. it is just apple's so many hundreds of billions in market cap that sometimes it is going to fall by its own weight. >> we can bring that back up, please. when i look at apple trading at 1.5 points more in forward pe than microsoft. one of those is mispriced. >> exactly right. that's why i look forward to the panel because it is really ael ael braic. >> do you believe apple is fundamentally under
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
sentiment could actually move towards like google, amazon is still up a lot. oracle is up a lot. i want to use a put spread in the qs. >> so dan is bearish. he is buying a put spread one of the most common strategies. it is always good to crack open the play book and review the structure. buy one put and sell a lower strike put of the same expiration to cut your cost. how do you make money? you want the stock to fall to the strike of the short put where you make the most money and where your profit as a capped. >> we would not short this stock here. the way that stock moves from 505 to 590 in a week and a half is danger time. i want to use the k. the q was at 65. i paid 55 cents. i bought one quarterly for 95 cents. to reduce the cost i sold one of the december 31 puts against it for 40 cents. so the max cost was 55 cents. my max profit is $1.45. and my max loss is 55 cents between $63.45 and 64. that is about a dollar away. it gives me a 5% ban where it can get back to. >> key is there is a belief that the rest of the basket is going to go lower. >> i think that is a really good point
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
noose inflation hedges, as it's do noug, over the intels and microsofts and googles of the future. if you want economic growth, you are must strengthen and stabilize the dollar. the fed is doing the opposite. >> john, what if gold dropped substantially and the dollar rose. what would that mean for our economy? >> it would mean growth yet again. you wouldcy limited capital would flow away from these inflation hedges that achieve no real economic growth and back into the knowledge economy, back into the technology firms that will make us more efficient. back into the ideas of the future. >> so it would be good, be a good thing. get gold town, get the dollar up. >> listen to this, folks. team obama is talking about a growth policy by cutting corporate tax rates and reforming the corporate code. that's right, i said cutting the tax rate. if there's any truth to it, i will optimistically support it. free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity, including corporate business tax reform, which i have wanted for so long, i can't even remember. i'm kudlow. we'll be back soon. >>> w
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
it on its own blog in june. netflix stock down three quarters of a% in frankfurt. >>> and google is closer to selling motorola's cable set top box business. the "wall street journal" suggests final bids must be in by today. google's been shopping the unit for months. bids could reach as high as $2.5 billion. journal says both private equity firms and cable and video equipment makers expected to make offers. google stock in frankfurt down 0.4%. and after several days of public pronouncements and posturing, budget talks have privately resume between the staff of john boehner and the white house. this breaks a near week long silence between the two sides as the deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff looms. president obama and boehner spoke by phone on wednesday and promised to renew the negotiations. hurricane sandy expected to put a big dent in the u.s. jobs report out at 8:30 eastern. nonfarm payrolls are forecast to have risen just 80,000, versus 171,000 in october. it would be the smallest job growth in five months. sandy which truck strustruck at of october battered the east coast, but econo
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
's positive things being said about microsoft and google. when you look at alternative operating systems, whether it's microsoft and their own hardware, this to me is the issue and has always been their issue, they're not going to be able to stave off hardware which becomes indistinguishable. and when you get to places where margins are cut razor thin and will do it better than apple, they can do it cheaper. this is the fundamental issue, it's not a technical issue. >> i would disagree on a microsoft side. microsoft reported their original os 8 numbers. they didn't give any of the surface numbers there. i think you're exactly right in terms of android. especially in an emerging market, that's becoming a bigger deal. keep in mind it's getting to some of these numbers for next year, it doesn't require the big apple growth that they've had. in other words, if they can just gain a fractional share and get to where they want to go. let android have a lot of the emerging markets and apple can beat the street numbers for 2013. >> gene, brian kelly. over the last 12 quarters you changed the pric
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
has been around since 1998 which is a lifetime ago in tech years. now, google and apple both of which of course sell these apps in their app stores may need to step up their disclosures. the ftc told us today that both companies could play a more active role in better transparency for parents. neither google nor apple responded to requests for comment. >> all right. let's get out to kayla tausche again. we're hearing the treasury is going to sell the remaining $240 million worth of aig shares? >> that's correct. we're seeing those headlines just hit the wire now. it's 234 million shares. that's roughly $8 billion. that's the last of the treasury's investment in aig. they will launch a fully public offering. roughly 16% of aig shares. this is a mayjor coupe for the government. still at 33 bucks even though it's down after-hours up from the re-ipo after the financial crisis. >> and it's something that will make the ceo very, very happy. the last couple times he's been on this program, he has been campaigning publicly for the government to do just that. he wants them off his balance shee
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
from washington. remember, i hope you'll follow me on twitter and google plus. stay with cnbc, because "fast money" begins right now. see you back in new york tomorrow. >> and this is mission krill call, rise above washington, d.c. we're going to get to "fast money" in just a moment. but we've got to talk about what is going on here. you just heard maria's observation. she is not confident that a deal will get done. sadly, i feel the same way. especially after speaking with numerous lawmakers today. everybody seems very firmly entrenched, although eamon with the news just a moment ago that john boehner has indeed sent the president a counter offer, though republicans, to a man, complained today that they do not know what cuts the democrats would like to make. senator harry reid coming out earlier today, saying, we're not going to offer up any cuts. we want the gop to put their cuts on the table. it is clear it is a game of finger pointing, which party is going to be made to look like the bad guys, because somebody's going to have to tell somebody no. that is certainly the deal here. st
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm EST
reporting today that apple will lose market share to google's android tablet by the end of the year, so where does that leave microsoft? let's bring in craig burger to rescue the show. keep it clean, craig. you think the ipad is doomed? that was a joke. >> good afternoon, brian. i don't think the ipad is doomed. it's still the best device out there. they still have 60% unit share, a larger share on the revenues. you are seeing a new crop of devices like the amazon kindle fire or the google nexus that are coming in at attractive price points and certainly capturing a good chunk at the low end. >> yeah, because i guess to your point, which is when you are the first person into a market, you actually have though where to go but down in market share. when you go in, you have 100%. so is there a demarcation line for you where you do start to worry? >> you know, i mean, it seems like demand is still good. i mean, i'm not the apple analyst, but apple sales on the ipad and ipad mini are still expected to be up 50% year over year in the fourth quarter. it's a big number. they're going to sell a
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
companies like google and apple, you would stay with apple? >> absolutely. one of the great bragrands domit here, apple will do well. >> you are saying, keep your eye on the longer term. don't look at every breath for this clip business. try to have a long der term. >> if you are trying to dance aren't what a politician is saying over here. in guesting for the long-term you have to look three or five years out. >> all right folks the real divide in america is not just the rich and the poor it is between private and public workers. don't think the folks haven't figured that out. we have an eye opening poll for you on that subject. stay with us please. work hard . since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am EST
on -- every once in a while i check tweeting. >> i saw it on google, too. kayla tausche reporting -- >> kayla beat nick dunn. >> nick dunn was quoting kayla. >> is that right? >> corporate news that we're talking about, ingersoll-rand is nearing a deal to spin off its security technology business. cnbc's kayla tausche is reporting that the news could be announced as early as today. the spin-off comes after months of negotiations with an activist investor. ingersoll-rand is planning to announce a buyback program and a nearly 30% increase in the share program. also, aig is considering selling its plane leasing firm to a chinese group for up to $4.8 billion. plus, listen to this, mcdonald's is going to be reporting november sales today. look for the numbers at about 8:00 a.m. eastern time. analysts are expecting global comps to decline .1%. u.s. sales are seen falling by .8% while europe is expected to tick slightly higher. this was a big deal last month when they came out for their comps. it disappointed for the first time in years and years. people will be watching this number very closely to
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm EST
disrupted by new players like square and paypal and google. the stock has been hit, but our fund manager we talked to think it's been unfairly hit. any time an industry is being disrupted, that's a good opportunity. >> u.s. bancorp? >> this is an old fashioned bank. focuses on deposits and loans and wealth management. none of the other stuff that can get you into trouble. this is one our clients really liked. >> this year dividend plays have been huge. everyone is looking for income. they look to these companies that have a good yield. the two that came through here were ford and, as it happens, our majority owner comcast. >> yes. so ford, you know, the auto recovery story is pretty significant. it's still happening. cars on the road are older. the replacement rate is going to go up. with ford, it has a rock-solid balance sheet. its dividend yield, we think, could go up. comcast is interesting. not because it's the boss' of "closing bell," it has a new revenue stream in nbc universal, which is up 32% in the third quarter because of the olympics and the election. you know, on the other side,
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
, cisco and google around $45 billion. will any of these join the race? >> i think the key question here is how much of the stock is held by insiders of some sort who can benefit by paying out a special dividend. that's been a key factor in terms of these screens floating around, screens of potential dividend payers. >> we know buffett's not going to do it. >> yeah. >> because of the buffett rule. so he can't do it. but i do think gates could do it. gates and balmer are two of the largest shareholders at microsoft. rather than the $40 billion, another $20 billion offshore. i like that one. >> what you want to do, once it's announced, you want to buy the stock, write it up and sell the day before and then you don't have to deal with that collapse the next day. >> the impact on the market will be interesting this december. thanks so much. stay tuned. >>> the holidays may be happy for you and for me, but this is crunch time. so will some retailers triumph and others feel the sting of defeat? i'm here to help you sort out the winners. stick around because "mad money's" coming up next. there
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Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
they're in acquisition target potentially, whether it be for microsoft or comcast or google or potentially an app. >> weiss, what about the risk factors? >> they're meaningless in terms of the fundamentals of the company. all it's going to be is a fine. it's not like there's fraud or anything like that. there's no restatement of earnings or neanything else comg in. balance sheet. just ignore that nuisance. it gets your names in the headlines a little bit more. in terms of the company and the fundamentals, my concern is they're overpaying for content. they're going to have to raise capital next year and i don't think somebody can come in and buy them. >> we'll move on and talk about the market. ross kosterich joins us live from san francisco. ros russ, nice to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> if there's coal in apple's market can santa claus have a rally? >> the stock can move higher without apple but to state the obvious, it's a big chunk. it's certainly going to help if apple participates but i think the reality is apple along with the rest of the stock market is still
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Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
on the future of the inheritance tax. and the other side of google, the internet giant slashing bills -- stashes, i should say, billions in tax shelters to avoid paying taxes. is that fair play or is it absolutely outrageous? we'll talk about that at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. now back to scott and the fast money "halftime report." >> over the weekend johnny manziel made history as the first freshman to win the heisman trophy and with a great nickname to go along with his great story it would seem as though the sky is the limit for the kid they call johnny football. our brian shactman is live in new york city with the texas a&m qb. brian? >> they call him johnny heisman now, too. only the fifth player ever in college football to throw for more than 3,000 yards and run for at least 1,000. johnny, thanks for joining us. first of all, how you holding up? >> not bad. i'm enjoying all of this. just taking it in stride. making sure i enjoy the moment. >> you're not talked out yet? >> not yet. >> what is it like to go from six months ago, you don't know his story, he wasn't even a starter on the team. tod
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Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> they are going up against google, they are revamping their apps, what's going to be ironic is when they get a takeout bid when the stock travels up to 30 bucks again. >> all right, jane. >> all right. the pope will want to know that instagram doesn't support twitter and yahoo! does because he just sent his first tweet. o-m-g, and not the g in vain. dear friends. i am pleased to get in touch with you through twitter. i bless all of you from my heart he has already a million followers. but he is following seven on twitter. who? actually just seven of himself in different languages. even if the pope's tweeting, how long before twitter is public? >> why does he need to follow himself if he knows what he has tweeted because he tweeted it? >> i -- >> not that good with the thing. >> papal trinity thing, i -- >> um -- twitter, public? thoughts? >> to me, i've said this, i think facebook has a ton of problems. if you woke up tomorrow morning, they said they were going to use their $10 billion in cash plus stock to buy twiter, you would have that stock back up to the ipo price like that. >> wow. all
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
myriad alibis i hear from today's action. apple's losing share to google, it doesn't have the right phones in europe, nokia's making a comeback, the mini isn't selling, there's no special dividend, we've got a stock chart that is the -- >> sell, sell, sell, sell! >> excuse me for a moment while i get nauseated. apple went down today because it's a big dollar amount stock and makes a ton of economic sense to ring the register before year-end. why do i always say about apple? own it. shocker. how about citigroup? this company's crushed shareholders for many, many years, but this new management team, you've got to hand it to them for taking tough medicine right before the holidays, firing 11,000 people, shutting down underperforming operations around the globe. no, i don't want to work there, and i feel terrible at the layoffs. i've got a ton of friends over citi, but i would be happy if i was a shareholder. something we're asking of our politicians, they can't do that. but citigroup's management was willing to take the hard medicine for the shareholders. we hear endless negativity abo
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Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
of the juicy questions like whether the company needs new leadership or friday's report google is interested in groupon which sent it skyrocketing. given up gains, about 15% since friday. mason stressing groupon strength in mobile, a third his transactions on mobile devices saying mobile customers spend more and are more loyal. sue, over to you. >> thank you. time for the "power lunch" rundown. welcome, gentlemen. first up treasury selling remaining aig shares and nets $22.7 billion in the process. a nice tidy sumbu it took a while and it was a lot of hard work to get that. >> yes, the question for historians to debate is whether or not the success of this aig bail ott will encourage future generations of lawmakers to say, hey, you know what, last trim we made $22 billion. let's do it again. it seems to work. that's the question from now until the next major financial collapse. i hope that's a long time from now but it's something to think about. >> i want to put out $22 billion sounds like a lot of money but only about a 3% return per year. the treasury really isn't as great an investment a
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am EST
accused the likes of starbucks, google and amazon of immorally dodging taxes in the uk. although they've done absolutely nothing illegal. steve is braving the inclement weather in the uk with more on this story. how much of a mention and a focus is this going to get with everything else, steve? >> well, isn't it wonderful, the politicians when they're running for their own lives look for another scapegoat, and who better than those u.s. corporations who aren't paying enough uk tax. but as you quite rightly said, they're doing absolutely nothing illegal and doing everything that they should do in terms of creating shareholder value. they're doing what they should do, ie looking for ways to minimize their tax burden, increase their profit and potentially increase the special dividends no those u.s. investors will be getting ahead of the fiscal cliff. but let's get another view of this. gary richards is a senior corporate tax partner. that's the point. these american companies who are evading taxes who the politicians want to come down on, they're doing nothing wrong. the problem lies in
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
. microsoft, 87% of its cash. cisco. oracle at 80%. apple at 68%. google at 64%. that's important to note. the reason why these companies have so much cash overseas is that they've been global growth stories. when microsoft sells product overseas the proceeds go into accounts over there. don't come to the u.s. unless microsoft needs to buy something here. you can see it plays out in a company like apple, too, where international launches and international retail expansion have become far more important than the u.s. where growth is concerned. just five years ago apple had 58% of its cash in the u.s. this is actually a big issue for a company like cisco where john chambers has been very straightforward about saying if the federal government lets us repay treeuate this cash, bring it to the u.s. without a big penalty, we'll use it to hire and grow in this country. if not we'll hire less and, by the way, keep making bigger overseas acquisitions, too. all of this gets a bit dicier when you consider a lot of u.s. companies have gotten pretty good at avoiding tax on international sales by using
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am EST
who did the google car doing online education, a stanford professor and decided online education is next and google didn't want to do it and we're backing him and it will be fun to see. >> marc andreessen, thank you for being here. send it back to the studios. >> this is embarrassing. she is like throwing herself at the camera. i've never seen this side of you. >> there's so few voices willing to say what he said out loud. >> andrew, we asked him to guest host. he can talk the disrupter stuff and politics. >> he's the ultimate disrupter. >> another guy came out. will you do that? >> marc? >> we will have him come out. he's on his way back. >> becky will be back by then so you don't have to worry about me. >> right. exactly. got it. >> she'll leave the ring. >> need some muscle to keep you away. >>> the weird thing with twitter you have only tweeted in your career 709 times. >> you're tracking me? >> no, i just looked. i don't know why they picked me. they must like the silent. i guess less is more because we're not big tweeters, the two of us. >> hold on. while we are on this top
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
suggesting the iphone iphone is giving up to google's headlines. apple accounts for the entirely of the mass dnasdaq's fall of 1. apple is enjoying its best day since early last week. didn't close on its highs but equities up 8% points or so. futures back in positive territory, up 15 and down and up five or so. everybody's watching what's going on in d.c. overnight in asia it was mixed but not big moves sni where, japan had a good day and in europe we have green roar rows yesterday morning which pour tended good things for us here, germany doing the best. >> as expect the bank of england and european central banks left their ratings unchanged. mario draghi will hold his post meeting news conference. steve liesman has more exclusive raults from our all-america economic survey. >> what do people think about the fiscal cliff. consumer confidence has remind high. business confidence is down so the first thing we want to know, that's not the right chart, we want to do on whether or not people heard about the fiscal cliff. have you heard of it? comparing it to some of the other times people asked
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